Unalaska's public safety department has issued a category 1 travel advisory for wet weather conditions.
The alert went into effect around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Public safety is warning drivers that standing water has accumulated on the roadway. The speed limit has been reduced to 5 miles per hour on a stretch of Broadway, in the valley neighborhood.
Visibility is also low due to blowing rain. Drivers should exercise caution.
Representative Bob Herron is being cited for ethics violations, dating back to when he was first elected to the Legislature in 2009.
The House ethics committee found that Herron knowingly withheld "sufficient detail" on his business ventures with another legislator -- senator Lyman Hoffman.
Herron and Hoffman both represent western Alaska, and they co-own a school bus company in the Bethel area. Golden Eagle Unlimited has a $930,000 contract with the Lower Kuskokwim School District to transport students.
Erin Islzer gets ready to break a bottle of champagne on the new barge. /Credit: Annie Ropeik
A new barge that’ll make a weekly freight run to Akutan was christened last month at the city dock. KUCB’s Annie Ropeik has the story.
Evon Bereskin:[singing] "O master, preserve this oh ship, and give it a guardian angel..."
Father Evon Bereskin of Unalaska’s Holy Ascension Cathedral is blessing the new barge. It’s named the Iliuliuk Bay for the harbor where it’ll be based. The 250-foot vessel arrived from Portland in November.
Seward Ship's Drydock was only supposed to spend a few months fixing up the Tustumena ferry. Instead, it took them a year to finish extensive repairs on the 50-year-old vessel. Now, the shipyard is now seeking millions of dollars in extra payment from the state of Alaska.
In Unalaska, it’s not exactly common practice to lock your car doors. But that’s what the Department of Public Safety is recommending drivers do after a string of thefts last week.
Deputy chief Michael Holman says the first report came in around 9 p.m. last Tuesday. It was from a woman who said a pair of sneakers went missing from her daughter’s car while the girl was at volleyball practice.
City council pushed several items from their agenda Tuesday night to their next meeting after the Thanksgiving holiday. That meeting will be Dec. 17. It’ll include a public hearing on wage increases for Title 3 employees.
Council voted to revisit the proposed increases and the larger overhaul in the works for the city’s pay range matrix at that hearing. The Title 3-specific ordinance also includes a proposed $7,000 budget increase for the airport.